SOUTH BEND, Ind./CASSOPOLIS, Mich. – (August 18, 2022) THK Law, LLP, is proud to have six lawyers listed in the 2023 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® and the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™. In addition, Eric W. von Deck was named the Best Lawyers® 2023 Insurance Law “Lawyer of the Year” in South Bend. The complete list of THK lawyers recognized includes:

  • Thomas J. Hall – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) and Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • James M. Lewis – Corporate Law
  • Greta Roemer Lewis – Trusts and Estates
  • Malcolm J. Tuesley – Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Eric W. von Deck – Insurance Law; Also named 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” for Insurance Law
  • Elizabeth A. Klesmith – Named to the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ for her work in Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch lists are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing. While Best Lawyers in America recognizes attorneys who are more established professionals, Ones to Watch recognizes associates and other lawyers who are earlier in their careers.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant for von Deck. He was selected based on impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments. This designation reflects the high level of respect von Deck has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and practice areas.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. For the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, more than 12.2 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 71,000 leading lawyers honored in the new edition. Lawyers are not required nor allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. For more information visit

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